What they're saying out there about Stevie Y
Talk about making a major splash. I did a Google "news'' search on the name "Steve Yzerman'' Wednesday morning and came up with 743 results. Here are some of the comments from around North America on the Lightning naming Yzerman its general manager on Tuesday.
Detroit Free-Press columnist Mitch Albom has a touching column on just how difficult it was for the Red Wings to see Yzerman leave for Tampa Bay. Click here for the Albom column.
Click here for the column by the Detroit News' Chris McCosky, who compared Red Wings owner Mike Illitch to a proud parent seeing his son going out into the world.
Click here for the take from Canada's TSN hockey Web site, which does raise the question of whether Yzerman is the right fit for the Lightning, mostly because of his lack of GM experience.
And, finally, there might not be an more entertaining and interesting hockey blog than Yahoo's Puck Daddy, run by the very capable Greg Wyshynski.Click here to read his take on Steve Y coming to Tampa Bay.